A former high school classmate and cherished old friend when reconnecting with Roger through Facebook quoted the old saying: "When God closes a door, he opens a window." The years have seen a number of life changes for us that make that adage ring true. After being blessed with good fortune, a wonderful son and great experiences, we decided to look out that window and prepare for more of what this wonderful life has to offer. We hope through our blog to share our journey from this point forward with family, with friends and with many others. Hopefully we'll make some new friends along the way. We hope you find our tales of some interest, even amusement and perhaps an inspiration for you to treat each and every day as an opportunity and an adventure to share with those who are an important part of your life.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Some Miscellaneous Good Stuff going on!

OK, I know we promised an update on our Quito cedula experience but I'm postponing that saga again! Some good events and happenings this week deserve some priority attention, especially after the stress of the past couple of weeks.

It started Sunday with a brunch visit to Cafe San Sebas on Plaza San Sebastian in the historico centro. This popular cafe added live music this past weekend and the performers included our friend Bill Keyes. The fetching Mrs Wine Guy and I even danced a number which made Facebook thanks to other friends in attendance. It was Bill's birthday so we got to share some ice cream in celebration when we bumped into Bill and Dean as well as their neighbors Jim and Debbie later on downtown. A very nice day! Monday, Suzanne and I headed out together to just browse and have some fun...we scored some bath mats for the new house, bought a couple of plants and found a new cheese shop to try. Returning home, we decided to move the outdoor furniture that's been sitting in our empty living room out to our recently finished back patio for a trial run. We prepared a meal of salad, potatoes and steak with some gouda cheese on the side. We lit our first fire with decent firewood in our new ciminea and opened a bottle of eight year old reserva cabernet from the Torres estate in Chile and thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

This morning, an email from our shipping agent advised us our container had FINALLY been reloaded on a ship and was awaiting departure. The container contains all the stuff we need to set up real housekeeping in our new home and it had been unexpectedly pulled off ship for checking by US Customs and Homeland Security (stay tuned...that's a wooper of a tale for another upcoming blog!) In any case, we are now looking forward to our stuff being unpacked soon (baring being dumped into the sea or hijacked!). Our container ship, the Constantin S, should be asea on Wednesday and we can track its progress via satellite tracking.

We're still limited in photo posting capabilities until our container arrives with our regular computer but you can see a photo of the ship that's tranporting our family treaures at this link:

It's been a good couple of days and a good time for the Yazells to stop and count our blessings as we prepare to for the next big step "juntos en el camino de la vida".

Oh, and the wine reccomendation this week for my Ecuadorian wine shopping friends is Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon's the wine Suzanne and I enjoyed fireside last night. I picked up my bottle at Zona Mejor next to the Feria Libre.

1 comment:

  1. Roger - would you drop me an email so I can discuss shipping with you. Amy and I are from Charlotte and met you and Suzanne at Inca a Sunday afternoon in August.
    thanks Richard Griffin